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Queen's Inn by the River
Ranked #6 of 10 Oakhurst B&B and Inns
Brewster, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Lovely rooms, on-site winery, outdoor tasting/live music”
Reviewed 13 August 2011

This was our second visit to the Queen's Inn. Only 20 minutes to Yosemite, (Get there early morning to get into the park.) this family run hotel/winery with wine bar and beer garden is a unique place. Rooms are totally upgraded and well appointed. Attention to detail is evident. The wine bar features local wines and is an interesting mix of tourists and locals. On the weekends, they often have wine tastings and live music in the bug-free beer garden. A great time. Don't leave without buying a couple of prize winning bottles from the winery. Anna, the wine maker is incredibly passionate about her work. We enjoyed learning from her. Also, Rocky on the desk was extremely welcoming and helpful. When you visit Yosemite, plan at least two nights when the wine bar is open to stay at this special spot.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Diego county, CA
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

We stayed at the Queen's Inn on a family trip to Bass Lake. It is nice and close to Bass Lake and Oakhurst itself was a nice town. As far as the location goes, the inn is situated on a private lot surrounded by trees and a little river below the inn. The inn itself is very modest (maybe 8 or 9 rooms?) in size and took a little getting used too. We stayed on a Monday and Tuesday night so it was fairly empty and a little lonely with not too many other guests. The staff was very friendly and helpful while breakfasts were exactly as others mentioned. We enjoyed grabbing a muffin or bagel on our way out for the day. The hotel itself was definitely old but remodeled (there are pictures of the hotels transformation in the main room/lobby). The bathroom was small but fine for just one person getting ready at a time. I have mixed feelings because the rooms while they were older, were clean and fairly large (with great little patios too where we could spray on the sunscreen before heading to the lake) but I guess for the price, I personally would have preferred to be more centrally located to the town (within walking distance of more locations). Still have great memories and had a great time. The art on the walls was a nice touch.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

By the time we decided to go to Yosemite, all of the nice small cabins inside the park have already been booked. Not willing to spend $400 for a hotel room nor $150 for a dingy apartment condo, we looked into Oakhurst.

Queens Inn claims that it's next to a nice river, well, it really is just a tiny creek. But it is a very charming little motel. Yes, it is a motel. But the room was really pretty for a motel, in fact, the room had a nice modern boutique hotel look to it. The room is just a bit small with free wi-fi but no desk. The rate was $119, which was considered reasonable during Yosemite high season.

The Inn also has a wine tasting bar, but unfortunately it was closed on the day we were there. Bummer, I heard they had a really good hot dog barbeque too.

It's 13 miles drive to the south entrance of Yosemite, which didn't sound far when I booked, but turns out the 13 miles are mostly mountain roads, and the drive seemed to take forever. Therefore I would recommend here as your first leg prior to entering Yosemite, but don't stay here if you are going to spend several days inside Yosemite.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Coffs Harbour
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights in May, used Oakhurst as a base for the Yosemite. Queen's Inn was very quaint & charming. We stayed in the Cabernet Franc room and it was a very good size with lovely fireplace (bathroom very small - but hey you don't spend much time there). The grounds are well looked after with the river right at the back of the property and picnic tables scattered around. The Wine Bar was open (as it was a Saturday night with live band), the bar / beergarden was full with locals, so we got a little less customer service than expected, which was a real shame as it would have been lovely to sit and have a nice drink (there were no seating for outsiders / non locals). Breakfast was not really breakfast, just fruit & pastries, so we went to Pete's Place (amazing real American food - take your appetite with you). Also the Sweetwater Steakhouse on HWY41 (just above Queens Inn) was really nice with some of the best ribs I have ever tried. I would reccommend this Hotel to anyone looking for a stay that is not your mainstream accommodation - also being set back from the HWY was a real bonus, as there was not much noise.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

Stayed at the Queens Inn for 2 nights on our way to Yosemite and really enjoyed our time there.

Rocky was a great host and the setting is idillic. Very nicely renovated rooms, spotlessly clean and a but classier then the average. The ownly thing it would have been nice to have would have been a fridge and kettle in the room.

Wi-fi was excellent in the room.

Lovely stay and would certainly go back again if we return to Oakhurst.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Houston, TX
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

This trip to Yosemite we reserved Inns and a B&B in Oakhurst. We stayed at the Queen's Inn for two nights, in the Sarah Petiite queen room. This room was too small for us. We think it was likely the smallest room we have stayed in in the USA. Since we were away for awhile, we had several pieces of luggage (two large and two carry-on) and our room was very cramped even with luggage stacked on each other. So if you want to stay here and have several pieces of luggage, we would suggest a larger room, as not all rooms are this small. The other issue with the room besides the small size was that the only chair in the room was in need of a good vacuuming to remove crumbs, and lint etc. The room and bathroom were in good condition and clean (minus the chair). The room has a gas fireplace and flat screen tv.

Breakfast was as several folks described, it was very limited; we would get coffee from the lobby and eat elsewhere.

The Inn's location was nice and quiet. The room had a patio/porch type area in the back and it was nice to sit and watch the birds, look at the river, check email, etc.

It is unlikely we would stay here again, there were other places we found more favorable on this trip. But, if we did stay here in the future---we would select a larger room.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Clovis, California
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2011

We have stayed at the Queens Inn in the past and always enjoyed it. It was quite our room was spotless and the staff helpful. No the breakfast is not the best, and the wireless internet was horrible. So we bought our own breakfast and used the internet at Starbucks, no big deal. It was relaxing and we had some much needed down time. We also love the fact that our Bulldog is welcome.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Queen's Inn by the River
Address: 41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9403
Region: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Oakhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Queen's Inn by the River 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 13 miles from the Southern entrance to Yosemite National Park and seven miles from Bass Lake; relax at the new Queen's Inn on five landscaped and wooded acres along the river. Each beautifully appointed room has its own deck or patio. Enjoy a light continental breakfast in the morning. Be sure to visit our Wine & Beer Garden with its selection of over seventy-five wines and many imported beers, open Wed-Saturday evenings from 4-10 pm. Guests receive complimentary wine tasting in our onsite boutique winery, Idle Hour Winery. ... more   less 
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